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With dual cleaning modes and a wide cleaning path, Botvac Connected efficiently cleans room-to-room, recharges automatically and resumes cleaning until the entire floor is clean.
Works on all floor types. Use the Neato app to clean your floors anytime, from anywhere. Great for homes with pets and allergies.
Also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant so you can voice control your robot.
In The Box
- High Performance Wi-Fi Enabled Robot Vacuum
- Integrated Charge Base
- Power Cord
- 2 Ultra Performance Filters
- Combo Brush
- Spiral Blade Brush
- Side Brush
- Boundary Markers
- Brush & Filter Cleaning Tool
All Neato Robot Vacuums Deliver
Precise LaserSmart Navigation
Cleans room to room in a methodical, efficient path, finishing up to 4x faster than others.
Detects furniture and objects and navigates around them.
Returns to base automatically to recharge and resume cleaning until the entire floor is clean.
SpinFlow Power Clean
Potent suction & precision brushes leave floors immaculately clean.
Picks up dirt, crumbs and dust bunnies. Easy to empty extra-large dirt bin.
Best at picking up pet hair.
D-Shape with CornerClever Tech
D-Shape allows robot to get where dirt hides, deep into corners.
Main brush spans front of robot to achieve an efficient, wide cleaning path.
-Pretty good suction probably comparable to the Roomba 980 (I’ll refer to it as the 980 from now on).
-Nicely sized dirt bin – maybe 25% bigger than the 980.
-Cleans the floors slightly faster than the 980 thanks to it’s very wide brush and more efficient navigation.
-Cleans hard floors and the tops of carpets very well – The 980 struggled with dog hair on carpets.
-Simple yet effective phone app with the ability to manually drive it.
-Improved lithium ion battery gives good run times – 90 minutes on turbo and 120 minutes on eco.
-Good navigation but not perfect. (see below) Overall a more efficient and smarter cleaning path than the 980 but more likely to get stuck.
-Effectively cleans corners and tight along edges thanks to it’s square front end and the brush is only 1/2″ away from the right edge of the robot.
-$200 cheaper than the 980.
-Less harsh sounding than the 980.
-Lights out vacuuming unlike the 980.
-Smoothly and properly follows along walls where the 980 tends to bump along them much more.
-Doesn’t dig out the fine powdery dust and dirt from carpets nearly as well as the 980 due to the brush being designed to only skim the very top of floors.
-“ultra high performance” filter impossible to keep clean unlike the 980’s filter. I ordered Neato’s “high performance” filters and they are much easier to clean off with a seperate vacuum.
-No double pass or edge clean off options like the 980.
-More likely to get stuck in tight places and may require more furniture adjustment than 980.
-No option to change how fast it moves but neither does the 980.
-Imperfect navigation may try backing up walls in tight areas and some corners.
-No auto carpet boost like the 980.
-Exhaust blows almost straight back and may blow dust/hair around behind it.
-Can tend to follow along certain walls and chair/table legs multiple times but the 980 does this too.
-Magnetic boundary strips can be pushed around by the vacuum if you don’t tape them to the floor and they’re an eye sore.
-Already noticeable scratches on side of bumper, scratches on glossy finished dirt bin, and one scratch across the top turret. The 980 is more durable when it comes to scratches.
-Less reliable track record than Roomba although I’ve had no mechanical problems with either so far.